Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Air Movers recalled by EDIC because the capacitor can fail causing the unit to overhead and become a fire hazard.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Air movers/blowers
Units: About 53,000
Manufacturer: EDIC, of Los Angeles, CA.
Hazard: The air mover/blower’s internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: EDIC is aware of four incidents involving fires that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in homes and other buildings. “Aqua Dri” is printed on the top of some of the air movers. Model “3004AD” or model “3004ADxxx” (with additional letters) is printed on the serial number plate on the back of the units. Model numbers with “N” are not included in this recall. The air movers’ plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord.
Sold to: Flood remediation contractors and other service professionals nationwide from January 2003 through September 2011 for between $160.00 and $285.00.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Users should immediately stop using the recalled air movers/blowers and contact EDIC for a free repair kit to be installed by users.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at 888.289.8720 between 8:30am through 4:00pm PT Monday through Friday, by fax at 323.667.0144, by email at or visit the firm’s website at www.EDIC-USA.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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